Cantwell airs oil terminal concerns

8:50 p.m. April 16
U.S. senator seeking more federal dollars to address safety issues

Gov. Jay Inslee, who will have the ultimate say over the construction of what would be the Northwest's largest oil-by-rail transfer terminal in Vancouver, hasn't taken a stand on the project. But members of the state's Congressional delegation are weighing in.

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Obama announces $600M in workforce training grants

By Scott Wilson, The Washington Post April 16, 2014 7:04 p.m.

OAKDALE, Pa. — President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced a pair of grant programs designed to bring academic institutions and businesses closer together to help prepare the American workforce for jobs that may otherwise go unfilled.

Prestige Plaza's grand opening celebrated

By Cami Joner April 16, 2014 5:01 p.m.

Vancouver business leaders, city officials and a sister city mayor from Japan gathered at downtown's newest housing development, Prestige Plaza, on Wednesday to acknowledge the site's past and marvel at its future.

Why high oil prices are good for airlines

By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, Associated Press April 16, 2014 3:28 p.m.

NEW YORK — Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs. But the truth is higher prices actually have been good for business.

Cantwell in Vancouver seeking small-business answers

By Aaron Corvin April 16, 2014 4:20 p.m.

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., on Wednesday took public testimony and asked questions at Vancouver City Hall during her first field hearing as chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Jobless rate steady; state adds 6,700 jobs

By RACHEL LA CORTE, Associated Press April 16, 2014 12:11 p.m.

OLYMPIA — Washington state added an estimated 6,700 jobs in March and the unemployment rate is holding steady at 6.3 percent, according to a report released Wednesday by the state Employment Security Department.

Oregon schools hiring teachers again

By Associated Press April 16, 2014 9:59 a.m.

PORTLAND — After years of layoffs or weak hiring, many school districts in Oregon are hiring teachers.

Dish to refund $2M to customers in state

By MANUEL VALDES, Associated Press April 16, 2014 6 a.m.

SEATTLE — Dish Network Corp. will reimburse Washington customers about $2 million for a surcharge officials called deceptive, but the satellite TV provider denied wrongdoing in the agreement announced Tuesday by the state attorney general's office.

Google files patent for camera in contact lens

By Salvador Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times April 16, 2014 6 a.m.

Google Inc. has applied for a patent that details a way to fit a camera into a contact lens.

Prestige senior care names Henderson president

By The Columbian April 16, 2014 6 a.m.

David Henderson has been named president of Prestige Care Inc. and Prestige Senior Living LLC., both based in Vancouver.

Upscale subdivision planned for Camas

By Cami Joner April 15, 2014 4:52 p.m.

With the promise of 53 upscale homes, a planned Camas subdivision is already attracting buyers with the financial means to pay for views and custom-home features.

Oregon reports significant jobs growth in March

By The Columbian April 15, 2014 4:51 p.m.

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon state economists say March saw the largest one-month increase in jobs since well before the Great Recession.

OSHA fines Portland port terminal operator

By STEVEN DuBOIS, Associated Press April 15, 2014 4:30 p.m.

PORTLAND — The company that operates the Port of Portland’s container terminal has been fined $18,360 following a safety inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Cantwell to visit Vancouver on Wednesday, focus on small businesses

By Gordon Oliver April 15, 2014 4:27 p.m.

Sen. Maria Cantwell, will host a field hearing of the Senate Small Business Committee at 10:30 a.m. today at Vancouver City Hall, 415 W. Sixth St.

Washington View: Total pay crucial in minimum wage debate

By Don Brunell April 15, 2014 6 a.m.

One of the problems with the minimum wage debate is the name itself. If we want to ensure that we don’t hurt lower-income workers, we should consider total compensation, not just wages.

Small-business owners lose more than a week a year to tax preparation

By J.D. Harrison, The Washington Post April 15, 2014 6 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Carol Supplee thought she had everything in order.